I'm actually running a Weird Western using the Buffy the Vampire Slayer rules and mythology, combined with the Cthulhu Mythos. Aside from just wanting to devour every single thing Howard wrote, I got this as inspiration for story ideas. But it occurs to me - Robert E. Howard's Western Tales + OD&D + Boot Hill = some pretty awesome potential.
I may have to do another supplement booklet when I'm done reading this...
Last Edit: Jan 15, 2014 9:16:12 GMT -6 by thegreyelf
The above isn't actually a game--it's a collection of all Howard's western stories, limited edition, published by the REHUPA. I just thought it would make for some excellent gaming fodder and it occurred to me I might be able to mix Boot Hill with OD&D to pull it off as an OD&D supplement...
I was just hoping to get some discussion going about Howard's Western stories, which are, IMHO, criminally underrated.
Post by thegreyelf on Jan 25, 2014 22:18:38 GMT -6
Anyone have any thoughts? I'm considering using the conversion stats in the AD&D DMG as a jumping off point. You all know I'm particularly fond of the 2d6 "Man to man" combat from Chainmail, which I use in Age of Conan. I'm thinking for a gritty wild west game that is also based on Howard's writing, it'd work well.
I just recently picked up "A Gent From Bear Creek," but I haven't read much of it yet. However, this is more of Robert's humorous work in the traditional tall tale format; it's not related to his weird works. Notwithstanding, I like the idea. Jason.
Tell me about the REHUPA books. Do they have decent font size? I don't want to spend top dollar for a book I can't read.
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